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Re: (ITS#6668) MemberOf Overlay


one can see how the issue hit us. We have a Suse 11.2 machine where
the standard openldap configuration is slapd.conf based.
On another ubuntu 10.04 machine it's cn=config based.

The memberOf function simply didn't work and there were not proper error 
messages and googling the issue was a pain in the ****

When we finally found out that we need an overlay no rpm was available.
So we went and tried everything on the ubuntu machine.

But then there was this change of how everything is configured. 
Basically we could start googling all over again. Many hours and 
problems later we got the memberOf function working. What we know now is 
that OpenLdap has joined the list of projects that have abandondend 
simple configuration with a more complicated one. We've seen this with 
grub2, gnome and other projects. In all cases in our opinion this is not 
helping the majority of people using these projects. Many years of 
Documentation on the internet is invalidated and worse there are now two 
ways to do things that are incompatible and if you try to go back (as we 
did on ubuntu trying to get a slapd.conf based version running) it does 
not get any easier.

Please use the contact form on BITPlan's webpage if you'd like to get 
our configuration script for memberOf - we won't publish it at this time 
since it contains user data.


BITPlan - smart solutions
Wolfgang Fahl
Web: http://www.bitplan.de